We will never overcome persistent poverty if we do not understand it. A basic principle of the ATD Fourth World Movement is to learn from those who experience it, then express that understanding with them. We undertake qualitative research with families living in poverty themselves, based on the long-term relationships formed among members. We share insights and knowledge through our publications, presentations, and cooperation with other academics, activists and organizations with the aim to raise awareness, challenge, and mobilize all of society.
ATD Fourth World publications are a tool we use to share the words and perspectives of people facing persistent poverty. These documents are not just in the United States, but cover our work throughout the world. If you are interested in purchasing one, please contact us to find out how.